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elections. so that's the second crises. >> democratically elected leader, two months from ending his term. there's a civil war that has restarted. the military is angry at the leadership because they feel they're not getting support at the civil war. >> but that military was trained by the united states. the captain who overthrew the government was trained by the united states. six times he came to the united states and then went back and had a coup attack. >> and that wasn't the first time a u.s.-trained soldier. the president was trained by the u.s. one month after he got back to gambia he made a coup. >> of that coup, this u.s.-trained soldier in mali, the u.s. unlike a lot of other international bodies did not condemn the coup. >> precisely. i think that is something that is missed and i think it's very important because when the coup happened, everybody, the united nations, the african union, even the world bank were condemning the coup. the state department spokesperson after they had an interagency meeting said we are not sure we can call it a coup. the soldiers had grievances, the
think the -- i think the political establishment will better understand is that rhetoric got him re-elected with the guarantee that there would be some action. >> now, can i put out a really, really just dumb question here to the panel? the thing you just listed, why that not happen the first time? >> some of it did. the president promulgated regulation on future power plants, limiting emissions they could put out. >> and they're quite stran gent. >> passed the strongest fuel economy standards in history. my view is the president has a massive political opportunity because of climate change impacts. people are now feeling them in their lives, in their neighborhoods and in their lively hoods. it's affecting our economy already. major insurance studies show this. when i was working for president clinton, we had to talk about climate change in future tense. now president obama can talk about it in presence tenst tens. that's huge. >> him talking about the storms and fires, because to me the only hope we have, and it's a bizarre grim hope, is that actually the effects of climate change are happ
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